July 2011 Challenge Entry: The Empires of Mars
Personal life has sorted itself out, so I'm in for this month, barring any unforeseen disasters.
This is going to be a representation of a Mars colonized at some point by humans, who rebelled against their home nations, developed their own societies, then fell into disaster and disarray when the terraforming began to fail and some unknown badness happened to Earth that prevented any kind of contact or resupply. Now, centuries later, there are new Martian empires, scrabbling tooth and nail to hold onto what water and resources remain.
And, hidden away in the deep deserts, desolate valleys, and underground labyrinths, the native Martians are stirring once more...
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